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3 out of 5
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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2013

I went to Carrington College in 2013, I majored in the PTT program. I can tell you Carrington is a giant scam! First everything sounds great they tell oh you will get a job after graduation. I went through the program got good grades, when I went to externship, every tech I worked with said Carrington is a scam. The reason why they said this is because you don't need school to become a physical therapy tech, you could literally walk in volunteer for 2-3x a week once the PT trusts guesw what? Your a technician, after I finished my externship I didnt get any job help, they are supposed to help you, rather the lady gave me copies of how to make a resume. No job leads, i kept going a week after then after; still nothing. Eventually I applied at places on my own and got one call back for a pt tech job starting at 9 an hr. Thanks Carrington!! After all this I talked to most of my class and they ALL said they didn't get jobs after! After 13 graduates only 2 walked away with a tech job. Stay away from this school and apply at a REAL school. Was it worth 10k+ debt and no help?

2 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2016

Horrible. Threats, fear, politcs from upper management.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

This school is strictly for profit. The quality of education is not worthe the cost. Classes are not transferable and unstable instructors.

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2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011

For the people who had good experiences with the schools and the instructors you don't understand the peoeple who have negative things to say about the school and the program because you didn't experience what they did, doesn't make it not the truth. I attended one of the vocational schools medical assistant programs and finished and had a good instructor (but I haven't found a job not from lack of trying and my internship was never hiring they just use lots of interns all the time to fill their employment roster so they never hire) and it's not from lack of skill on my part of experience because I have experience in medical just not as an MA, I attended that same school for a prior program and had a horrible (the two instructors who taught the class could care less what they were teaching, and were very careless with their safety methods and were always late because they say they drove long distance to come teach our class) they needed more than supervision and training even though they were up in age they should have known what they were doing (point is they didn't care) and that is why I dropped out of the program and the school paid me a partial refund.

It's not always just the school it's a luck of the draw who you get as an instructor their experience and if they give a d--. It's best to really do your homework when shopping around for a school and to shop around for an employer before you decide to go back to school, call employers and ask what their looking for and what they will except from a new hire a degree or a diploma or a certificate and will they be will to employee someome with only internship as their experience. Do the homework yourself don't just rely on the school to tell you the work is their because you will owe a ton on money potentially and the school will be paid and you will owe the bank and in the end that will just be your problem. Remember the school is in the business of making money first and foremost. Best of luck to everyone.

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2010

I graduated from Carrington college with a MA certifcate in 2010. Got hired on my extern. My friend couldnt find a job after her extern but eventually got hired.Have patience and be positive:).

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2011

I went to Carrington College and graduated July of 2011. I am only 19 years old.If you want to go to this school, i suggest you DONT take the medical assisting program. Why? Because over 600 people graduate at the same time as you do, WITH YOU. And do you think all those 600 medical assistants will find a job after they graduate? NO. I currently work at a law office now, and thinking about studying law.

I feel like i wasted 16,000 dollars on this program. They dont help you to find a job, you sometimes might get a call from you advisor saying " oh theres a lot of ads on craiglist, ill email them to you so you can send your resume" . Little that they know that I go on craigslist EVERYDAY and apply, so I stopped answering their annoying calls. If you have a hook up after you graduate, GO FOR IT. If you don't then your pretty much screwed or maybe you might just get lucky! Again.. waste of money. Just trying to help people out.

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2010

I wish i had never dont this program and my whole entire class thought the same. Our teacher was new and had no idea what she was doing everything we learned was just from the book. All our quizes were vocab. I felt totally lost when i did my externship. Not to metion it was at tigard dental and the dentist there was a total jerk, ruined the whole experience for me.

I have no taste for assiting anymore or even wanna go to the dentist. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Me and my friend were even in the same class and niether one of us are even assisting now. Total waste of 10 grand im so mad at PCC for school .... anywhere but here.

1 out of 5
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This school was the biggest mistake ever!!!!!!!!!! I dedicated so much time effort and money and I still am waiting for a externship!!!!!!!! I have been patient with my instructor but keep geting the run around. I keep being avoided and I cant get a hold of any body and its very frustrating!!!!!! Half the time we never had the supplies we needed in lab and when we did anyone was to lazy to show us how to use them!!!!!!!!!!

This school had soo many problems we were always out a teacher, we spent so much lab time standing around, and we were treated like garbage.... When we tried to adress our issues to the teachers they wouldnt isten just get offensive!!!!!!! I thought we were geting teachers not professional readers, class was a waste all we would do is sit there and have our modules red to us like a bed time story word for word! I couLd read at home by myself I dont need to sit in class WASTING 4 hrs being red to in monotone! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY YOU COULD BE THE BEST STUDENT BUT YOU WILL STILL GET SCREWED!!!!! EVEN IF YOU DO YOUR PART THE INSTRUCTORS DONT DO THEIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 out of 5
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I was really scared but now I love it!! I have heard both good and bad about this school but I think that is the case with any school. I really like our instructor,Mrs. Strain, at the Citrus Heights campus. She has a lot of experience and she expects a lot from us. It is hard work but I think it will pay off in the long run. I have a job during the day, go to school at night and have two kids. I've been able to do it, and I am not exactly young!! I would recommend this college to anyone. Jennifer

4 out of 5
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I am in my first term at the Antioch location and enjoying it! All my teachers are wonderful. They don't just teach you the basics to get by the teach you beyond. I just want to say no matter what school you go to if you don't put in the effort you will fail. I was in the RN program at Chabot Community Callege and it was crazy. Teachers didnt treat all students the same. Anywho check out Carringtion's NCLEX pass rate for the board of VN. 100%; 85% and 100% pass rates. That's great! Check other schools pass rates. Love the Antioch campus.

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